Boyett, Steven R

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(1960-    ) US screenwriter and author whose first novel, Ariel (1983; text restored 2009), is a fantasy, along with its direct sequel in the Ariel sequence, Elegy Beach (2009); his second novel, The Architect of Sleep (1986), is an sf tale set in a Parallel World occupied by an intricately and plausibly depicted species which has evolved (see Evolution) from raccoons. After crossing into this world from a cavern in ours, the protagonist becomes involved in a complex plot which is left incomplete, suggesting that sequels were intended or perhaps even written: their publication is still awaited. The Gnole (1991) with Alan Aldridge (1943-    ) is an ecological fantasy (see Ecology). Treks Not Taken (coll 1996) is a series of Parodies of Star Trek: The Next Generation written as though by authors such as Kurt Vonnegut; they are very sharp. Boyett was also responsible for the second draft of the screenplay for Toy Story 2 (2000). Mortality Bridge (2011) is fantasy. [JC]

Steven R Boyett

born Atlanta, Georgia: 1960





  • Ariel (New York: Berkley Books, 1983) [pb/Barclay Shaw]
    • Ariel (New York: Ace Books, 2009) [rev of the above: text restored: Ariel: pb/Steve Stone]
  • Elegy Beach (New York: Ace Books, 2009) [Ariel: pb/Steve Stone]

individual titles

  • The Architect of Sleep (New York: Berkley Books, 1986) [pb/Jim Gurney]
  • The Gnole (London: William Heinemann, 1992) with Alan Aldridge [hb/Alan Aldridge]
  • Mortality Bridge (Burton, Michigan: Subterranean Press, 2011) [hb/J K Potter]
  • Fata Morgana (Ashland, Oregon: Blackstone Publishing, 2017) with Ken Mitchroney [hb/]


  • Treks Not Taken: What If Stephen King, Anne Rice, Kurt Vonnegut and Other Literary Greats Had Written Episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation? (Burbank, California: Midnight Graffiti/Sneaker Press, 1996) [coll: pb/]
  • Orphans (no place given: Scorpius Digital Publishing, 2001) [coll: pb/]


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